Friday, 20 September 2013

Hobby House DT Inspiration

Thank 'Crunchie' it's Friday!

Do you remember that slogan - If you do you're obviously as old as me!

Anyway it's nearly the weekend and this weekend I hope to be moving my stuff back into my craft room. Think I'm going to need to find some good storage solutions to put all my stash into the cupboards.
If you've got any great ways to store your stamps, dies and bits n bobs let me know.

Today I've got a card to show you using another one of those lovely toppers from The Hobby House.

This time I've used an image from the Christmas Angels sheet. These are all by Elizabeth Bell.
Some of them are cut in the same shape as a Go Kreate Frilly #2 and that's what I've used to create the shape for my card.

The papers are First Edition Silent Night and have been edged in Peeled Paint. Those gorgeous snowflakes are by Joy Craft and were given the Frantage treatment.

All the other lovely embellishments are from The Hobby House

Shabby Green Frantage

Remember you still have time to enter this month's challenge over at The Hobby House and be in with a chance to bag yourself a £25 Hobby House voucher.

This month's challenge is to use an image by one of The Hobby House's artists (Mo Manning, Elizabeth Bell, Kenny K or Sylvia Zet). It can be a topper, digi or rubber stamped image. Other than that it's anything you like.
As they say 'You've got to be in it to win it!'

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Crafting,

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Buggin' Drummer

Good morning blogging friends...

Today we have a new challenge for you over at Divas by Design.

Our theme for this week is a really easy Anything Goes

And our generous sponsors are Live and Love Crafts

This is a card I made for my BILs birthday using a Kenny K image called Buggin' Drummer. 
It suits him down to a T. He's always playing the drums or some sort of music. 

The papers are Dovecraft Funky Vintage and the stars were from leftover card cut using Die-namics Stacking Stars. I added a sentiment from LOTV and a TH ticket. 

The image has been coloured using my trusty Copics:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, R21
Green: G21, G94, G99
Yellow:  Y11,Y15, Y17
Tongue: R32, R35, R37
Red: R22, R24, R27, R29
Drums: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Skins: E50, E51, E53
Trousers: E53, E55, E57, E59

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Ooh-La-La Creations - Magnificent Men
The Pink Elephant Challenge - #217 Digital images or Digital papers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and Fox - It's Raining Men
Crafty Catz - Men/Boys

Thanks so much for dropping by and your lovely comments. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Happy Crafting,

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Hobby House Midway Reminder

Good morning blogging friends..

Hope you've got a wonderful weekend planned with more craft time than housework!

Today's card is one I made for the midway reminder over at The Hobby House.

This month's challenge is our Hobby House Artists. 

You must use an image from one of the artists stocked by The Hobby House. It can be either a stamp, digi or topper from the following artists
Mo Manning
Elisabeth Bell
Kenny K
Silvia Zet

Apart from our image stipulation it's Anything Goes.

I chose this gorgeous image from the Gingerbread Wishes topper sheet. 

The papers are Dovecraft's Back to Basics Christmas and have been distressed with Walnut stain. Embellishments from The Hobby House include roses, Cherry blossom, jingle bells, rhinestone sparklers and Shabby White Frantage.

The rest of the embellishments have been made using die cuts:

Joy Crafts floral flourishes - Leaves
Memory Box Catalina Wreath (with a liberal coating of frantage!)
DooHickey Vintage Tag

The card was the splodge here and there with some Snowtex to give it more of a Christmasy feel.

Here's a close up of the lovely Elizabeth Bell topper.

And a stightly angled view...

Hope you can join us for this month's challenge. There's a fantastic £25 voucher to spend in The Hobby House up for grabs.

Happy Crafting,

Big Hugs,
Janine xx

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Divas by Design DT - Water Theme

Good morning everyone...

Hope you're keeping well and managing to catch the last little bits of summer sun before Autumn arrives.

It was back to work on Monday for me and a whole 8 week helf term to look forward to! 

Unfortunately we didn't finish my craft room before I went back, but we're making progress. I'll post some pictures when we're finished. I've got lots of cupboards, but when I suggested that I'd need to buy some more stash to fill them Hubby didn't seem to agree. A girl can try :)

I'm here today to tell you about this weeks challenge over at Divas by Design.
This week the theme is


Lots of different possibilities here. Why not pop on over and get some inspiration from my lovely teamies.

I've used Magnolia's Mermaid Tilda. Shame on me I bought her ages ago and this is the first time she has seen ink.

The papers are En France by Prima and have all been distressed with Walnut DI.
I mounted her behind a Kraft circle with copper brads to make it look like you were seeing her through a porthole window. The background was made following a tutorial on the Make It Crafty website. I coloured Tilda first before masking her and then colouring the background. I added glossy accents to the bubbles to make them stand out

Copics used

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E41, E43, E44, E47
Scales : E50, E51, E53, BG0000, BG10, BG11, BV20, BG13
Bubbles: C00, C0, BG0000 & blender
Background : BG11, B00, BG000

Other Ingredients :

Flowers : WOC and The Hobby House
Dies: Magnolia So wrapped lovely heart, Marianne Garden Branch LR0151 and Die-namics Mix and Match Banner
Lace : Live and Love Crafts
Charms : The Hobby House
Gesso splodged here and there

Thanks so much for popping by I really appreciate the visit and the lovely comments you leave.

Until next time

Happy Crafting,
Big Hugs,

Janine x